Jonathan Fryer

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Archive for April 2nd, 2009

LibDems Strengthen Hold on Camden

Posted by jonathanfryer on Thursday, 2nd April, 2009

tom-simonThe Liberal Democrats have continued their winning streak in the London borough of Camden, comfortably holding onto Belsize ward in a by-election caused by the sad resignation of one of their councillors due to ill-health. The Conservatives threw everything they had into this contest, still smarting about losing all three seats in Belsize in 2006 by a narrow margin — including the Tory group leader. And the result of this mega-effort by David Cameron’s lads and lasses this time? The LibDems increased their majority, and have a bright new young councillor in the form of Tom Simon. Result: LibDem 1136, Conservative 952, Labour270, Green 109.  In a recent by-election next door in Hampstead Town ward, the Tories lost a seat to the LibDems, sending the equally bright and energetic Linda Chung to the Town Hall. This all bodes well for the European and general elections in that part of the capital.

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